#1
Well I want something to sound dark but it doesnt fit with what im supposed to be playing over.

D F E D#.

Those are chords im playing, in drop-d

D-0 3 2 1

i want my solo to sound metal, i dont know what to do.
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#3
can u give me an examples, are tritones the same as triads?

EX:
Em
G---------2
D-2-4-6---
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#4
Quote by LethalAe86TypeR
can u give me an examples, are tritones the same as triads?

EX:
Em
G---------2
D-2-4-6---

I tritone is basically an interval of 6 semitones (one fret). It also goes by the terms "half an octave"--and depending on the notes--"augmented fouth" and "dimished fifth".

Basically, this is an example tritone:

e----------------------------
b----------------------------
g----------------------------
d---------2-------------------
a---------1-------------------
E----------------------------


So it's like a power chord, only the fifth is one fret down. Sounds dark, no?

EDIT: A triad are the three basic building notes of a chord that determine it's general sound.
#5
is this universal and be played anywhere?
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#6
The root note can be any, but the higher note has to be a dimished 5th, augmented 4th, or a half octave away (which basically means...6 frets apart).
#7
so from

So 5(A on the E) to a 11 is a half ocatave. All my solos sound to much like the scales or modes, and sound to bright. I want that dark metal tone, My guitar teacher told me about diminished and augmented stuff. But it never seeped in. Will the Guitar Grimore book help me?
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#8
What modes are you using? Some modes have brighter sounds while others have that dark sound. Of course, a dark sounding mode won't sound dark unless you have the right chords playing under it. I'm not sure how you can tell what chords can make a mode sound dark though.
#9
Im trying to use locrian, but it doesnt fit in my backing chords.

D-0-3-2-1

or D F E D#
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